Sunday, March 26, 2017

Questions pt.2

1. In the scene where Mildred and Montag read books together, what are their separate reactions? Montag wants to continue reading them while Mildred isn't too sure of reading the books she wants to stick to listening to the t.v
2. What is the effect throughout sections I and II, of the bombers flying over? no one really pays attention to the bombers flying around because people seem to just think about themselves.
3. Who is Professor Faber? Retired college English professor because no one is no longer interested in books but communicates with Montag about books.
4. Montag’s reaction to the commercial on the subway is a turning point in his life. How does he react and why? he tries to remember something from a bible but is having a difficult time remembering and then realizes that people really can't have thoughts of their own
5. What argument does Faber make for books? Faber said books have quality meaning books reflect real life
6. What is the “small green metal object”?
7. What does the White Clown show lead you to believe about television programming in this society?
8. Why does Mrs. Phelps cry when Montag reads “Dover Beach”?
9. What is Montag’s destination at the end of section II? why?

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

15 Questions

1.The novel Fahrenheit 451 begins : “It was a pleasure to burn.” Why does Ray Bradbury start the novel in this way? Why might it be more pleasurable to burn books rather than read them? Ray Bradbury starts the novel in this way because the society burns books and peoples homes, it might tbe more pleasurable to burn books rather than read them because they want people to knowledge what they know by visual movement and effects instead of words off a book. Nowadays firefighters put out fires, in the novel they cause the fire.
2. In the opening scene, why are the books compared to birds? Books are compared to birds because books contribute with our ideas and thoughts that lead into more thoughtful everlasting ideas
3. Discuss the difference between Montag and Clarisse’s lives. Montag is unhappy, Clarisse is happy. In Montag's house, there is sadness, darkness and it's cold. In Clarisse's home, there is love, happiness and laughter.
4. Montag’s television includes headphones called “seashells.”  The “wall to wall circuit” allows Mildred to enter the “play” and, therefore, the television programming. How does the technology within the novel compare to our current technology? In the first pages of the novel,does technology improve the quality of life for Montag and his wife, Mildred? Why or why not?
5. Why does the narrator introduce us to Montag at this time of his life, when he encounters Clarisse and confronts Mildred’s overdose?
6. Why does the author introduce the character of Clarisse before Mildred? Clarisse is different than Mildred and everyone one else in the society
7. Why are all the houses fireproof in this society? I'm guessing they are fireproof because since firefighters cause the fires they don't want fire to spread through the whole city because only certain houses are burned down.
8. Why does Mildred require emergency service? What service is provided?
9. What is the mechanical hound and what is its purpose?
10. Why does the society consider Clarisse “anti-social”? Clarisse is considered anti-social because she doesn't go to school because she says no one is like her, they are all different and think differently than her.
11. When the woman’s house is raided, why does she light the match?
12. Describe the relationship between Montag and Mildred.  Their relationship is dead, their love is gone and they are both unhappy.
13. What is the purpose of Beatty's visit?
14. Reread Captain Beatty’s monologue (pp.57-59). Discuss his view that school cultivates anti-intellectual sentiment (p.58). In your opinion does it accurately depict your high school? Do books violate the idea that ”everyone is made equal” (p.58)?
15. Why does Montag feel “fat”?

Bradbury 3.14

l•He is NOT happy
•His wife overdosed but luckily she survived
• Montag's house is filled w/ sadness, darkness, and it's cold
*Clarisse's is filled with laughter, love and happiness
*Clarisse is unusually happy
*Montag's relationship with his wife is NOT good
*Burning books and woman
*Montag is not happy he said it to himself
*People overdose because they THOUGHT they were happy
*Montag copes with his life and takes a sleeping pill
*"he stood looking up at the ventilator grill" Pg.8
*Role of woman who "lack intelligence"
* We can see everything in the book happening in real life, such as overdosing and lack of happiness
*Clarisse got ran over

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Bradbury 3.16

Important words:
•Dynamic Character
•Static character

Dynamic character: Character who is not the same as they were in the beginning
Static Character: The same at the end as the beginning

Sunday, March 12, 2017


*Future prediction
* was written as science fiction
*"All science begins with science fiction"
*Science is imagination
*When thinking of scientific method you think and then test it
*How setting demonstrates the authors attitude and influences students reading
*"If they give you ruled paper, write the other way"
*To rule is to lead , take control
*If they tell you to be limiting yourself don't listen
*Bardbury is a happy firefighter
*Dystopia- the opposite of Utopia; the failed negative "we don't want that version of the world."

Wednesday, March 8, 2017


In The Great Gatsby my group and I discussed how imagery was witnessed from the book when Nick was invited to Gatsby's party because in great detail he explained what the people wore, what they were doing, and how everything was so fancy. I was able to imagine a mansion with gold colored stair steps, chandeliers, a big pool and so on. I believe this reflects on the American Culture because what we depended on back in the 1920's is money, just as we do now. Having mansions, being rich, having big parties with famous people is "The shit" nowadays as it was back then. People usually rely on money, which is understandable because there is no life without money, LOVE isn't going to help us live even if people disagree but it is true. We live throughout money, we need money to eat, be clean, have a house, have transportation, have school, etc..... Love is important though, its the most precious thing there is but we value money much more. American culture.....

In A Love Song  Prufrock isolates himself from society which affects his love life. I really did not find anything that I can IMAGINE and reflects with our lives at the same time. But what Prufrock feels is the way the majority of people feel because they feel nervous talking to someone. Anxiety hits you. I sometimes like isolating myself from people because spending time on your own feels good. Also people isolates themselves from others because they don't want to get hurt which is what we all are afraid of. This is part od any culture actually because a heartbreak can happen anywhere at any time so this would reflect on a daily basis.


Many people were confused in what happened which is why they asked so many questions and something tells me they are still confused about something.
You (DR.Preston) in the other hand, have seen the movie before so you basically know what's up. I was confused a little but then things started adding up. Those who were absent or those who just skimmed throughout the story which I bet is a lot of people in class are sort of confused so they go on the "Sparknotes" I know I did in the beginning because I was unaware and confused what was happening. Watching the movie will get everyone to the same understanding and get an "Ohhhhh so that's what happened".